A day after the Jets organization said everything it needs to say regarding the future of Mark Sanchez by using a high second-round pick on quarterback Geno Smith, offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said some more things about the fifth overall pick in the 2009 draft.
“Mark knows what I think about him, I was excited to get here and, about two weeks ago we started the process,” Mornhinweg said, via Conor Orr of the Newark Star-Ledger. “I have spoken to him, we speak quite often but he understands, this is competition now, let’s rock and roll. Here we have four, or even more quarterbacks, who say hey, I’ve got an opportunity to win a job here. That thing’s going to filter out with competition.”
It’s funny that Mornhinweg doesn’t know how many quarterbacks the Jets have. Jets fans may use a different word to describe it.
The correct number is six. And Mornhinweg previously said Sanchez would have a “leg up” on the job. Now that the team has put a “leg up” in a different way on Sanchez, the powers-that-be will continue to say “competition” when it comes to Sanchez because they know it’s a competition he’ll ultimately lose.
Either way, the fun starts Monday, when Phase Two of the offseason program begins.